My Favorite Crafty Things 2017 — Finishing Touches & Embossing

Hello! Today’s My Favorite Crafty Things installment is all about finishing touches and heat embossing.

If you are new to this series, be sure to watch THIS video.

Here are a couple of crafty deals… exclusive for my readers!

  • Simon Says Stamp is offering my readers $10 off purchases of $75 or more through 12/18/17! Use the code “JENFAVES” when shopping HERE.
    (Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
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Let’s talk about finishing touches and heat embossing…

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Here are some fun finishing touches and accents to try…

Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ ELH ]
Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Marker
[ SSS | ELH ]
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
[ SSS | ELH ]
Stardust Glitter Pens
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz Refill
[ SSS ]
Nuvo Drops
[ SSS | ELH | JNN ]
Black Nuvo Drops
[ SSS ]
White Nuvo Drops
[ SSS ]
Morning Dew Nuvo Drops
[ SSS ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze
[ SSS ]
Your Next Stamp Crystal Clear &…
[ SSS | YRN ]
Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter
[ SSS | ELH | JNN ]
Uni-Ball White Signo Gel Pen
[ SSS | ELH ]
White Gelly Roll Pens 3 Sizes
Molotow Liquid Chrome Marker
[ SSS ]
Mini Action Wobblers
[ SSS | JNN ]
Lucy’s Cards Jewels
[ SSS ]
Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Sparkle Jewels
[ SSS ]
Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Bright Jewels
[ SSS ]
Lucy’s Cards Iridescent Jewels
[ SSS ]
Lucys Cards Ice Cube Jewels
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia Silver Foil Crystals
[ SSS | STD ]
Studio Katia Onyx Crystals
[ SSS | STD ]
Studio Katia Majestic Fusion Sequins
[ SSS | STD ]
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Confetti
[ SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh Silver Confetti
[ SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh Marshmellow Confetti
[ SSS ]
Kat Scrappiness Rainbow Confetti
[ KATS ]
Kat Scrappiness Mixed Flower Sequins
[ KATS ]
Bossy Joscie Personalized Stamps
[ BGC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Adhesive
[ SSS | ELH ]
Darice Ultrafine Tip Bottles
[ SSS ]
Bead Tray
Jewel Picker
[ SSS ]


Here are some suggested essentials for heat embossing…

VersaMark Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Coffee Filters
[ SSS ]
Tonic Craft Spoon
[ SSS ]
Sistema Containers
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powders (Colored)
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
[ SSS | HA ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Gina K Detail White Embossing Powder
[ GNK ]
Brutus Monroe Raven Black Embossing…
[ SSS | BMR ]
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Altenew Rose Gold Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
Altenew Golden Peach Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
Altenew Platinum Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
WOW Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH ]
WOW Gold
Sparkle Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH ]
Ranger Tinsels Embossing Powder Set
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Judikins Sparkle Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Organization Video
[ JNN ]
Thick Heat Embossing Video
[ JNN ]


Why not use this list of Favorite Crafty Things as a gift guide! Just pass on this link or print the page and circle what you are interested in. Don’t forget the discount codes above, too!

I have just a few more days of My Favorite Crafty Things 2017. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2016, click HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have prizes. Today I have two…

  • a $25 gift certificate to Gina K Designs
  • a $25 gift certificate to Altenew

For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/21/17 telling me what accent or finishing touch you use the most. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prizes personally donated.)

As I mentioned in the video, my final video for this series will come after the holidays. Thanks!

[Please note that I purchased most of the products in this post personally. Also, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

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280 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2017 — Finishing Touches & Embossing”

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family. Thank you so very much for your willingness to teach and share all of your knowledge with all of us. I really love adding a few sequins to my cards and using wink of Stella.

  2. Depending on the card, I use glossy accents & sparkle pens. I’ve really been loving putting confetti on my finished cards. Happy holidays to you & yours.

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I love using wink of stella pens, but lately I’ve been using nuvo glitter drops, and nuvo glaze. hard to choose my favorite bling! Happy holidays to you and your family!

  4. I have recently bought a 3D pearl paint which is supposed to be kind of a pearly nuvo drop, but was not very happy with the results. Unfortunately I can’t get all the products you recommend over here in Germany or they are very expensive. A few weeks ago I bought the perfect pearls to create a perfect pearl mist and was very happy with the results. Just put the sparkle pens on my wish list, too. You can’t have too much shimmer – right? 😀

  5. I still love Stickles and use it on many of the cards I make. There is just that little sparkle that brings out the details of a digital image, background or embellishment.

  6. I use heat embossing on almost every card I make! Ink won’t smear that way. I use clear embossing powder a lot because I have lots of colors of ink.

  7. When i want to make a really elegant card for someone, I love love love Ranger Extra Fine White Embossing Powder and of course the Versa Mark stamp pad that you need for this particular procedure. It seems that I am attracted to any videos on this powder and I am never disappointed with the end result. I have to say I also love Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen and use it lots. Just bought some Neuvo Drops to try in a neutral color so i am anxious to get going on those. I think I was a crow in my past life because I love the shine in everything I do. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your give- a- way. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a very healthy and Happy New Year in 2018.

  8. I have always used the adhesive rhinestones because I couldn’t find a good glue for the non-stick jewels & sequins. Thank you for the recommendation on adhesive for that. Now I can branch out a bit in my finishing touches! I tend to add bits of ribbon and I love the Tim Holtz mini stapler to add a masculine element to cards.

  9. I actually use a lot of things for finishing touches. I think the ones I reach for the most are sequins, spectrum noir clear shimmer pen, and glossy accents. Love these videos. Thanks for taking the time to put them together for all of us 🙂

  10. Wink of Stella, Ranger enamel dots, and liquid perfect pearls. I just bought the Nuvo drops and am going to try them out tomorrow. A day of crafting! Thank you for all you do!

  11. I would say my favorite finishing touch at the moment (if it counts as such) is heat embossing. I also like using gems/sequins, and occasionally the Nuvo drops. In fact, I’ve asked for a couple more colors of the drops to add to my collection for Christmas! Thank you for doing these videos, Jennifer. I know they are a lot of work, and I (& plenty of others) are very grateful to you! Hope whatever your family situation is resolves well soon. Take care, and have a wonderful & joyous Christmas! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  12. I like to use versamark ink and embossing powders on most of my project. I do love glitter and shine so my Wink of Stella pen is another favorite…thanks and happy holidays 🙂

  13. Thank you for all your videos, they are very informative and I always learn something new 🙂
    I love to use shimmer pens and embossing most of the time.
    Have a Very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

  14. Thank you so much for allowing us to see all the cool things you love and do. I have learned so much from you in the past years and look forward to continuing watching your insightful videos.- Jeanie

  15. Hi Jennifer!

    First let me say thank you for your unselfish acts of kindness that you share with us. Your whole life of sharing yourself and your talents are so appreciated. I personally want to thank you for your amazing videos on your craft room organization. I am planning this month to get started on mine and couldn’t do it without you. I am so blessed to have found you! Just one quick question…where do you get your containers for your sequins/confetti embellishments? I have looked online everywhere for those rectangular containers but to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again Jennifer!
    Linda McCune

    P?S. Happy New Year and may it continually be blessed!

  16. Thanks for all the great tips you share with us.One of my favorite organization items you shared is the Brother label maker,my old one gave out on me so I purchased the p touch I love it.

  17. Help Me I’ve just opened my first embossing pad and I got black ink on it from a stamp I thought was clean. What should I do ?
    From Kate (England) ps I love your videos your ideas are inspired

  18. I use heat embossing the most when I make cards. I recently purchase the shimmer spritz and used it to create a starry night for my Christmas cards and I love the effect on it. However, after watching your video, I now plan to use it in different ways…thank you!

  19. Hi Jennifer,
    I don’t have a product a use more often since I am new to card making and I barely have few materials. However, the Wink of Stella clear shimmer is on must have list for future shopping. Thanks you!!!

  20. Don’t even know where to begin. Have been doing ornaments and cards and am obsessesed. I love shimmer and want to do Die and stamps to make cards. Your video’s are awesome. When not doing taxes of seniors I will be making cards.

    Thank you.


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